Rev. Susanna Southard

Please be reminded that this Sunday, May 16th, and the next Sunday, May 23rd, Reverend Susanna Southard, Instructor at Phillips Theological Seminary, will be our teacher. Reverend Southard will teach on “Jeremiah”; below, see a description of her interests and background:

“With a passion for the Hebrew Bible, and especially for reader-oriented and feminist approaches, the Rev. Southard’s current research focus is on representations of time in Hebrew narrative. Her dissertation is entitled, “Intersections of Time: Readings of Simultaneity in the Book of Judges.” She has taught courses in Introduction to the Hebrew Bible, Biblical Hebrew, Five Festival Scrolls, and Jeremiah.

Publications include the ancient Israel and ancient Arabia sections of the Encyclopedia of Love, Courtship, and Sexuality (Greenwood Publishing, forthcoming), contributions to the New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible (2006, 2007), articles on Daniel (2006) and Jeremiah (2005) for DisciplesWorld, and “Ruth and Naomi” in the Encyclopedia of Religion, 2d ed. (Macmillan, 2005). Recent presentations include “Daughters of Eve: The Places of Women in Classical Sources” for the Interfaith Trialogue (Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice), “Moses: The Man and the Manna” for the Institute for Theological Studies (Disciples of Christ), “Walking the Faith: Ruth’s Adventure” for the PTS Faith Matter Series, “Ruth” at the South Central Jurisdictional Clergywomen’s Consultation (UMC), “Like Father, Like Son: the Levite in Micah’s House” at the Central States Regional SBL Meeting, 2006, “Woman to Woman: A Comparative Study of Women’s Status as Represented in Law Codes of Ancient Israel and Neighboring Nations” at the SBL Annual Meeting, 2004, and “At Home in Babylon? An Ideological/Rhetorical Consideration of Exodus 1” at the SBL Annual Meeting, 2003.

An ordained elder in full connection with the Kansas East Conference of the United Methodist Church with eleven years of full-time pastoral experience, the Rev. Southard is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) and Phi Beta Kappa. She received a Dempster Fellowship from the Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the UMC in 2003-04. She joined the Phillips Theological Seminary faculty in 2007.”

See you on Sunday; bring guests!!

Richard Wansley

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